Facility

Yokobuean

Yokobuean

This country-style teahouse features an unusual combination of a thatched roof and a shingled roof, and its name comes from a statue of Yokobue that used to be kept inside it. Yokobue was a woman who appears in Heike Monogatari (Tale of the Heike), a historical epic compiled in the early 1300s. The story of Yokobue and her tragically thwarted love for samurai Saito Tokiyori is well known.

It is said that the paper statue of Yokobue was made by Yokobue herself, using love letters from Tokiyori. Because it was believed to bring good luck to couples, many people visited the house to wish for a successful marriage. The statue was destroyed by fire during an air raid in World War II.


Facility



Hours 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM)
Admission
  • 700 yen for adults (High school students and above), 200 yen for children
  • Group discounts (10 or more people): 600 yen for adults
    100 yen for children
    300 yen for students
    (high school students or above)
    *If faculty member is present
  • City residents 65 years old and above: 200 yen
    *Please present your Hamatomo Card issued by Yokohama City.
  • Persons with physical disabilities (regardless of residency): free (up to one caregiver also admitted for free)
    se present your Physical Disability Passbook
  • Book of 5 tickets: 3,000 yen for adults; 500 yen for children
  • Annual pass: 2,500 yen for adults; 700 yen for children; 700 yen for city residents 65 years old and over
    se present your Hamatomo Card issued by Yokohama City.
Parking

Automobiles: 500 yen up to 2 hours; 100 yen for every additional 30 minutes; 1,000 yen maximum per day Buses: 1,000 yen

Closed

December 29, 30, 31

Please note the following:
  • We ask visitors to refrain from bringing their pets into the garden.
  • Smoking is not allowed within the garden.
  • Please do not pick any plants or flowers or remove any wildlife from the garden.
  • No eating or drinking in the inner garden.
  • Private use of the buildings and gardens, as well as photography for commercial purposes requires prior approval. Please contact the office in advance.

Access

Sankeien Hoshokai Foundation

58-1 Honmokusannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0824

TEL: 045-621-0634(or 0635) / FAX: 045-621-6343

*Please make sure you have the right number when you call.